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ATC codes: P01CX01
EMLc
Indication
African trypanosomiasis ICD11 code: 1F51
INN
Pentamidine
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Core To be used for the treatment of Trypanosoma brucei gambiense infection.
Formulations
Parenteral > General injections > IM: 200 mg (as isetionate) powder for injection
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615)
Changed in 1979 (TRS 641)
Changed in 1987 (TRS 770)
Changed in 1997 (TRS 882)
Changed in 2003 (TRS 920)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 946)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 950)
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Therapeutic equivalence
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Wikipedia
DrugBank
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
The EMLc Subcommittee recommended that pentamidine be endorsed for the EMLc for treatment of first-stage African trypanosomiasis disease due to Trypanosoma brucei gambiense.